Excerpt: This 10 megapixel camera with a 28–336mm (film equivalent) zoom lens is a variation of the 500 HS already reviewed. It has a face area exactly that of a credit card and it is a mere 19mm thick. It weighs in at 155 g and easily fits in any pocket or bag. The small body feels rugged and looks good with its squared-off corners. The 75mm 461k dot LCD is a touch screen through which every function is controlled. The only buttons are for on/off, zoom and review.
Excerpt: Canon IXUS and Powershot cameras have come a little bit closer to one another these days. Gone are the definite lines of separation with technology so to make sure that the consumer has something that looks completely different to its cousin, Canon make the IXUS models look extremely sexy. The IXUS 510 HS is no exception. The black version we tested has a high gloss face with a large lens bezel that - despite the 12x optical zoom - sits flush with the rest of the body.
Conclusion: Looking towards the overall performance, it can be concluded that the IXUS 510 HS is a great little camera. It's pleasing to see it returning to its roots as a stylish, chunky little block of a snapper. It's even better to have so many features built-in, with a long zoom, fair resolution and excellent smart phone integration.
Conclusion: All in all Canon IXUS 510 HS proves to be an ideal choice especially for iPhone owners with its 12x optical zoom lens, image stabilization, and integrated Wi-Fi. Its built in high end technology ensure good colors, premium image quality and brilliant macro performance.
Pros: Compact built up with 12x optical zoom, good macro mode, Full HD video with superb stereo sound and color reproduction. Best is that its Wi-Fi works well with iPhone.
Cons: Uncomfortable grip, and some users may find it expensive.
Conclusion: IXUS 510 HS is a nice compact point-and-shoot camera with superb set of features. The best part is that this camera is available with some money saving combo offers on certain online shopping portals.
Conclusion: The Canon IXUS 510 HS is a belter in the image quality department, but it’s the camera’s design and price that holds it back from better things. The touchscreen technology just isn’t up to speed in today’s smartphone world, which will make the transition between one and the next tricky. The lack of many buttons to control the camera may sound like a grand idea, but in reality this merely slows down use and makes menu digging tiresome. Then of course there’s that price.
Pros: Decent image quality, touchscreen useful for hands-on focusing, Wi-Fi will benefit some users
Cons: Expensive, chunky design, on/off and playback button placement, touchscreen won’t be to all tastes, touchscreen well behind current mobile phone standards, micro SD, poor battery life